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Braised lamb shanks with borlotti beans

12
10
10
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 35 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
2 hr 15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate

Ingredients

Plain flour

1 tbs

Lean lamb shank

650 g, (4 x 280g shanks) fat trimmed

Olive oil

1 tbs

Brown onion

1 medium, chopped

Celery

2 individual, cut in 2cm pieces

Carrot(s)

4 medium, cut in 2cm pieces

Garlic

1 clove(s), crushed

Red wine

125 ml, (½ cup) dry

Worcestershire sauce

1 tbs

Beef stock

2½ cup(s), (625ml)

Bay leaf

2 whole, dried

Fresh rosemary

3 bunch(es)

Cherry tomato

250 g

Canned borlotti beans, rinsed, drained

230 g, (400g can)

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Place flour in a large snap-lock bag. Season with salt and pepper. Add lamb and shake to coat. Reserve any remaining flour.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook lamb, turning, for 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Lightly spray same pan with oil and heat over medium heat. Cook onion, celery and carrot, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and reserved flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  4. Add wine and bring to the boil. Add lamb, Worcestershire, stock, bay leaves and 2 rosemary sprigs and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour 45 minutes or until lamb is tender.
  5. Add tomatoes and beans and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until sauce has slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Meanwhile, remove leaves from remaining rosemary sprig and finely chop. Serve lamb and beans sprinkled with rosemary.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed asparagus. TIP: Store any leftovers (without remaining rosemary) in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave.